I am an Alfred and Helen Lamson Endowed Professor of Computer Science at the Center for Advanced Computer Studies (CACS), University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette). I received the B.S. degree in scientific instruments from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 1996, and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering and Ph.D. degree in computer science from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo in 2000 and 2002, respectively. Since then, I have been with UL Lafayette. I received NSF CAREER Award in 2004 and UL Lafayette Distinguished Professor Award in 2011.
Being a professor is the greatest job in the world. I get paid to explore interesting ideas, interact with brilliant scholars, and mentor young people. My research focuses on networked cyber-physical systems for security, safety, and emergency management applications, where the devices are often light-weight, with extremely limited computing power, storage space, communication bandwidth, and battery supply.